TAG: Envisor Consulting

Bruce Wilson & Co., Envisor to partner on training

October 5, 2016By

Bruce Wilson, principal of Bruce Wilson & Co., and Envisor Consulting principals Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy are working together in a joint venture for training and professional development. Wilson is a long-time industry consultant and LM columnist who facilitates CEO peer groups and peer group universities. Thomas and Gandy, LM contributors, provide executive training and mentoring services for Envisor’s... read more

Why and how to fire bad clients

April 11, 2016By

In the landscape maintenance field, clients are like stock portfolios. Some yield great returns; others don’t. In either case, you’re spending resources—including crew time, equipment use and management attention—to keep them. Just as you should assess a stock portfolio periodically, you should assess clients to ensure you’re allocating resources to their best advantage. Once a year, list your clients, and... read more

What to do when good people leave

March 29, 2016By

There are times in every business when we face the challenging and often sad news that one of our key managers has decided to move on. The first reaction from leadership is often surprise. “How could we have missed this?” This thought is followed by fear and dread. “How will we make it and what will people think?” Finally, it... read more

Breaking into the commercial maintenance market

March 14, 2016By

Breaking into the commercial maintenance sector can be tough, but it can provide lucrative opportunities for long-term success. When it comes to landing commercial landscape contracts, it’s often more about who you know than what you know. “The commercial business is very relationship based,” says Ken Thomas, principal of Envisor Consulting, a consulting firm based in Alpharetta, Ga. “Getting into... read more